Rayman

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Rayman
Rayman cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
DOS April 30, 1996
Windows (DOSBox) March 29, 2011
Reception
IGDB 78
Taxonomy
Series Rayman
Rayman on HowLongToBeat
Rayman on IGDB
Rayman guide on StrategyWiki
Rayman on MobyGames
Rayman on Wikipedia
Rayman 1996
Rayman Designer 1997
Rayman By His Fans 1998
Rayman 60 Levels 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman M 2002
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc 2003
Rabbids (series)
Rayman Origins 2012
Rayman Jungle Run 2013
Rayman Legends 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014
Rayman Mini 2019
Rayman Redemption (Unofficial) 2020

Key points

Some antiviruses may detect files from Rayman Forever as being viruses when they are all otherwise false positives, the game itself being safe.[1][2]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3] Rayman Forever, bundled with Rayman Designer and Rayman By His Fans.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
DRM-free after installation through Ubisoft Connect client (notes may include more details)
Rayman Forever, bundled with Rayman Designer and Rayman By His Fans. Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial Patches[edit]

Rayman Plus[edit]

A fan-made installer that allows Rayman/Rayman Forever (including Designer/His Fans/60 Levels) to be played on modern hardware and provides several new features based on Rayman Optimum.

Requires existing copies in order to install all the Rayman 1 games. Rayman 60 Levels is not included in the GOG/Uplay versions by default.
Uses a launcher for easy access, including a configuration tool.
Automatically adds the PS1 version's soundtrack as an option by using the TPLS module.
Uses DOSBox SVN Daum, which is currently an outdated fork of DOSBox.
Click here for additional information.

Rayman Forever DX+[edit]

A fan-made patch made specifically for the GOG version of Rayman Forever which fixes several issues found within the game, as well as adds Rayman 60 Levels which is currently not available digitally.

Restores/adds several new features such as:
  • The original/full PC soundtrack.
  • Intro/Outro FMVs.
  • English, French, and German language support.
To install, just simply extract the files from the archive to <path-to-game>.
The only way to change the language from English to something else is either by manually editing the configuration files or using tools such as Rayman Control Panel.

Use the PS1 version's soundtrack[edit]

Some mods/patches allow the addition to play Rayman/Rayman Forever with the PS1 version's soundtrack.
Use Rayman Plus, Rayman Control Panel or manually implement them into DOSBox.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RAYMAN.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RAYMAN#.SAV
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Ubisoft Connect
[4]

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
Selectable in the graphics menu, labeled frequency.
120+ FPS
Running above 60 FPS causes the game to speed up, can be seen when selecting Max frequency in the graphics menu.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

In-game keyboard key map settings.
In-game keyboard key map settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.
In-game gamepad button map settings.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
CD Music can be adjusted independently of sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Red Book CD audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Language availability varies between releases.
Simplified Chinese
Local retail release only.
French
Language availability varies between releases.
German
Language availability varies between releases.
Japanese
Local retail release only.
Spanish
Local retail release only. Voice acting in English.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80486 processor
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA-compliant graphics card
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster compatible sound card required
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) 90 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster compatible sound card required

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References